I'm no longer editing Wikipedia daily. Please do not be offended if I do not respond to your comment immediately.

Stub tagsEdit

Avocado - don't add more than one stub tag to an article. →Raul654 18:14, Apr 30, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Deletion policy/Area codesEdit

This discussion seems to have run its course, so I have closed it and drawn conclusions. It seems most people agree with your proposal, so well done! If you need help implementing it, let me know please. Radiant_* 09:38, May 18, 2005 (UTC)

  • Great! I would suggest "### (United States area code)", per conventions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Numbers, and guidelines for naming countries (North America is strictly speaking the continent, and the codes are for the US). Feel free to be WP:BOLD. Radiant_* 07:10, May 19, 2005 (UTC)
    • Fair enough, if the codes for Canada and the US don't overlap (e.g. 0001 being both Washington and Ontario, or something) then North America is fine.
    • Here's how to do a quick merge... open ten or twelve different browser windows (or tabs, if using Firefox) on source pages, and one on the destination page. Copy/paste everything from all source windows into the destination. Copy/paste "#shortcut destination page" into all source pages, overwriting the old content. Save all source pages; they are now redirects with edit history intact. Then, click 'show preview' on the destination page, and edit it until the layout is acceptable. Save, lather, rinse, repeat. Once you get the hang of it it's quite fast really. Yours, Radiant_* 07:36, May 20, 2005 (UTC)

Asthma requestEdit

Hey Avocado - As per your generous offer on the Pre-clinical project page, I was wondering if you could take a look at Asthma, which has recently been the medical COTW and let us know what confuses you. That would be really helpful! Thanks :) Mr.Bip 21:27, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Mr. Creamy-Green-Fruit - Thanks for looking at the article. Why don't you leave your comments on the Asthma Talk page, so everyone can see. Mr.Bip 01:40, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
Lots of thanks for looking at the Asthma article. Its very hard to tell when you're using jargon if you're a doctor/biologist. Your work is appreciated greatly. --Mike C | talk 10:54, 13 August 2005 (UTC)
Avocado - I've been away from my computer the past two days, but I greatly appreciate your criticism. I hope I can make the article more approachable in the next week. Thanks for your help! Mr.Bip 17:13, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

When math articles are incompressible...Edit

Hi Avocado. Thank you for your nice thoughts on the WikiProject Math talk page. I added the paragraph discussed there to meromorphic function. I have one request. Sometimes for us mathematicians it is not obvious when something is not obvious to others. :) One suggestion I have is that when you encounter such an article with lots of math jargon, it is good if besides posting a {{technical}} template, to also go to its talk page and write a thoughtful paragraph or two about what you would want improved. This can take time of course, but it will be very helpful to people willing to improve on an article but not realizing what is not clear. Thanks. Oleg Alexandrov 23:16, 11 September 2005 (UTC)


Hi, you've reported copyright infringements to WP:CP in the last week, a new measure was recently passed to allow the speedy deltion of new pages that are cut and paste copyvios. Please follow these instructions if you come across this type of copyvio. Thanks. --nixie 00:17, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Blatant copyright infringements may now be "speedied"

If an article and all its revisions are unquestionably copied from the website of a commercial content provider and there is no assertion of permission, ownership or fair use and none seems likely, and the article is less than 48 hours old, it may be speedily deleted. See CSD A8 for full conditions.

After notifying the uploading editor by using wording similar to:

{{nothanks-sd|pg=page name|url=url of source}} -- ~~~~

Blank the page and replace the text with

{{db-copyvio|url=url of source}}

to the article in question, leaving the content visible. An administrator will examine the article and decide whether to speedily delete it or not.

North American area codesEdit

Uncle G's major work 'bot is about to move another ... er ... small hill. But a consensus is required on the naming scheme to be employed. Please review Category:Greek Area Codes, Category:United Kingdom area codes, and Category:North American area codes, and then contribute to the discussion at Talk:North American Numbering Plan#US-centric_area_code_page_titles. Uncle G 21:11, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Connecting tubuleEdit

Hello. I noticed that you are a participant in the WikiProject Preclinical Medicine. The article Connecting tubule has been nominated for deletion. As this is an anatomical subject I was hoping to get somebody within the project to adopt the article for expansion. I could find no way to add the article to this project. I hope you or your fellow particpants would consider adopting this article to love. James084 22:01, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Survey InvitationEdit

Hi there, I am a research student from the National University of Singapore and I wish to invite you to do an online survey about Wikipedia. To compensate you for your time, I am offering a reward of USD$10, either to you or as a donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information, please go to the research home page. Thank you. --WikiInquirer 12:29, 3 March 2007 (UTC)talk to me

Film templateEdit

It's the template that need emending, not its scope. Please read the actual template (not the stub box) - the Filmmaking project has been incorporated into WP Films as a task force, while WP Films now covers all film topics. Girolamo Savonarola 14:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I'm working on rewriting it right now, if you wouldn't mind. :) Girolamo Savonarola 14:51, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Tap water campaignEdit

Do you think that tap water campaign should be deleted? After all, it's a stub, and the author hasn't edited since creating and editing the article. At least one of the external links are POV, in my opinion. Just want your thoughts. --Kannie | talk 20:38, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks and Happy New YearEdit

Firstly, let me wish you a very happy New Year and thank you for all your help in the Milhist Tag & Assess 2007 drive.

  Military history service award
For tagging and assessing 250 articles in Tag & Assess 2007, by order of the coordinators I hereby present you with this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 10:48, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

  Military history service award
For tagging and assessing 500 articles in Tag & Assess 2007, by order of the coordinators I hereby present you with this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 10:48, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Secondly, although the Tag & Assess 2007 drive is now officially closed, you are very welcome to continue tagging and assessing until 31 January 2008. Any articles you tag and assess during this time will be credited fully to your tagging tally for further award purposes.

Thirdly, if you can find the time, it would be good to have your feedback/comments on the drive at the Tag & Assess workshop

Thanks again for your help, --ROGER DAVIES talk 10:48, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


Your application to use autowikibrowser has been been approved but please take care as you are getting used to the tool. Spartaz Humbug! 20:23, 11 January 2008 (UTC)


A proposed deletion template has been added to the article GUCT, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you agree with the deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please add {{db-author}} to the top of GUCT. Bearian (talk) 16:21, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

New! BCAD drive from MilhistEdit

Can I invite you to particpate in our new assessment drive? It's strictly for experienced wiki-gnomes and has a degree of friendly competition built-in. It involves re-evaluating around 3500 Milhist B-Class articles to ensure they match our new criteria. As ever, we're offering a range of awards as our way of expressing our thanks. The drive doesn't start until 18:00 (UTC) on March 10 but you can sign up in advance here. It would be great if you can spare the time, --ROGER DAVIES talk 05:33, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks you for your message. If you've been around for a few months, got your wits about you, and have a "feel" for what B-Class is about, you'll be fine. I'm sure these all apply :) --ROGER DAVIES talk 15:28, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Hi! How are you finding it? I've had a quick look and found very little to grumble about :) Keep up the good work, --ROGER DAVIES talk 06:52, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the message. I tend to reckon that B-class is okay if the article fulfills all the other criteria well but falls shorts on, say, two or three refs. In other words, it had six or seven refs but could really use more. This is a judgement thing though and not everyone would necessarily agree with me :) I've done a fair amount of fine-tuning so far so please don't think that you're being singled out, or that your work is below par. All the best, and well done thus far, --ROGER DAVIES talk 16:36, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for letting us know. I wish everyone was as courteous :) --ROGER DAVIES talk 20:32, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

News! Tag & Assess 2008 is coming ...Edit

Milhist's new drive – Tag & Assess 2008 – goes live on April 25 and you are cordially invited to participate. This time, the task is housekeeping. As ever, there are awards galore, plus there's a bit of friendly competition built-in, with a race for bronze, silver and gold wikis! You can sign up, in advance, here. I look forward to seeing you on the drive page! All the best, --ROGER DAVIES talk 10:58, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Unref taggingEdit

Can you please stop tagging articles with the {{unref}} template when there's no content that needs to be verified with public sources? This is stupid. Thank you. Tasc0 It's a zero! 03:14, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Part of Wikipedia policy is that the notability of every article should be provable with reliable sources -- every article should have at least one source, and unsourced articles are vulnerable to deletion proposals. In fact, these days, new stubs without sources tend to be speedy-deleted on sight. Sorry if my tagging is bothering you. -- Avocado (talk) 06:06, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I moved your reply on my talk page here.
I think you need to read and understand WP:V: All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged should be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation.
You are, at least the second user I've spotted adding this stupid tags to every single article that has no source in it. Please understand that not every information needs to be cited because it is not likely to be chllenged. A very similar situation was reported on the AN/I, you can read the report here.
If you wish to reply, please do so here. Tasc0 It's a zero! 13:58, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
It isn't clear to me that that discussion reached consensus. I don't wish to get into an edit war with you, so I will not return the tag to the article you removed it from, but I will continue to tag articles that have no references. -- Avocado (talk) 14:23, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I've only remove the tag from only one article, that's because it was on my watchlist and I don't have the time to be following your contribs and remove the tag where is obvious it is not needed.
But if you continue adding it to articles that clearly have information that won't be challenged or requires verification, I'll report you and the situation. I suggest you to stop. That's all. Tasc0 It's a zero! 14:53, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

(Asked to comment by Tasc0.) Please understand WP:V. Statements such as "X is an album by Y, released on DD-MM-YY" are unlikely to be challenged, and stubs containing that information do not need tagging. Nor should they be speedied, as you suggest. Please do not tag until you fully understand the policy you are tagging per. Thanks, dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 00:02, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Yikes, I am not making threats to speedy anything, nor suggesting that such articles should be speedied! I was merely observing what I've seen happening one the few occasions when I went to observe how NP Patrol worked.
Clearly either WP:V policy has changed since I read the policy and discussions surrounding it, or I was extremely tired at the time. (Maybe I was thinking of something I read at WP:BLP?)
In any case, as it's clearly a problem, I'll be more frugal with the "unreferenced" tags in the future. At the same time, I'd appreciate not being called "stupid" or accused of threatening to delete stubs. Thanks. -- Avocado (talk) 00:27, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Eek, sorry if I came off as accusing, was definitely not intended - well all share that common goal, I think. :) Yeah, that is an observation that I'm not overly happy about...
Yes, if you would re-read WP:V, it'd be great...in retrospect, you probably were thinking about BLP. Not a big deal, we all make mistakes. :)
Again, I'm sorry if I came of as accusing...I don't intend to. I can't speak for Tasc0's comments other than to say that you didn't deserve that. Thanks for your help. Cheers, dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 09:42, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
My apologies if you thought I called you stupid. I called this tagging an stupid thing to do. Not you. Tasc0 It's a zero! 14:53, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
OK, I'm glad we could work this out. Happy editing! -- Avocado (talk) 18:10, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Your js monoscript is on the unassessed bio list - why?Edit

Could you please take a look at the Category:Unassessed biography articles? Your javascript (monobook.js) is showing up on the top of the list for unassessed biographies. I have looked at the code in the link but can not figure out why this is happening. Please review it and get it off of the list. If you can not, please alert an administrator to take a look at it. Thanks, C. Williams (talk) 07:16, 4 May 2008 (UTC)


Unified orphan/de-orphan processEdit

You might be interested in this discussion.--Aervanath's signature is boring 22:01, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

I guess i should've read the criteria better! As the focus is on building a web, instead of what i thougt, reducing backlog, i'll be more careful. Still, some pages can never be de-orphaned i guess. Thanks for the hint! Shoombooly (talk) 21:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

French placesEdit

See Wikipedia:WikiProject French communes specifically set up to develop the articles. Progress is being made at Wikipedia:WikiProject French communes/Status. All we need is more french people on english wikipedia to write full articles ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 18:28, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Orphan articlesEdit

Hi- You are putting orphan tags on some articles about towns in Wisconsin. Please see Political subdivisions of Wisconsin. I personally feel it unneccesary to put orphan tags on articles about local units of governments. Thanks-RFD (talk) 21:59, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

stepping in: If they have nothing linking to them, how will people find them?Shoombooly (talk) 22:13, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Note: Responded on RFD's talk page. -- Avocado (talk) 22:15, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
What's the purpose of tagging them as orphans? Do you plan to work on them? Don't expect someone at WikiProject Wisconsin to work on them, because there are very many articles similar to them. Royalbroil 22:23, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
There are several dedicated volunteers at the Orphanage working on adding links to orphaned articles. -- Avocado (talk) 22:24, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Adding -- the backlog of these articles is actually not as huge as you might expect. Most Wisconsin (and other state) location articles are not orphaned due to the use of navigation templates. There appear to be a small minority that do not have these templates and are unlinked-to. -- Avocado (talk) 22:28, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
It does not matter when someone starts deorphaning it, the point is that it should be visible as orphaned. Also, this should encite the author(s) of orphaned pages to either deorphan themselves, or to try harder not to start articles as orphans. Wikipedia cannot exist of unlinked pages. WP:BTW wasn't created for no reason.Shoombooly (talk) 22:47, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
I can see your point about the navigation templates and I am trying to add them as needed to the various Wisconsin local government articles. I am also adding notable people, attractions, municipality websites, etc., if possible to these articles. I thank you for your kind and patience. RFD (talk) 00:08, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, RFD. Do you object to my continuing to tag the articles? I've been doing so as part of clearing out a 5-year-old backlog, and the tagging may also help you out by attracting the attention of the de-orphaning team to help with adding links.
Naturally, nobody will object to removal of the tags once there are three other qualifying articles linking to the article. There is also, as you may have noticed, a bot that runs around removing tags from articles that it can confirm are no longer orphans.
BTW, you're doing some pretty impressive work with those articles! -- Avocado (talk) 00:43, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
By the way, if you find a clump of orphan Wisconsin community articles, please be sure to let RFD or me know, since we work with the county templates that those communities are supposed to be listed on. Nyttend (talk) 01:41, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it would be great to collaborate on this. I'm currently going slowly through a list of about 3500 articles that were orphaned as of 5 years ago. About 95% are false positives, but a decent percentage of the hits are Wisconsin towns. They should be showing up at a rate of a few per week for the next couple months, and dropping into Category:All_orphaned_articles (as well as the monthly categories for either general orphans or geographic orphans). Maybe the best thing to do would be to run a bot through there when we're done and make a list of all articles with "Wisconsin" in the title, so you don't have to monitor or comb through the list? -- Avocado (talk) 01:53, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
RFD and Nyttend stold my thunder. All of these orphans need to be added to a county template because they should have been added originally when those county templates were set up. I might be able to use an AWB to comb through the titles for the word Wisconsin. Let me know when you're done with creating the list. Sorry that I got bitchy. I know what it's like to do a thankless task. Thank you for doing this tedious task! Royalbroil 04:40, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Are we allowed to remove non-orphaned articles from the list? I follow county templates nationwide, and I've already added to templates one from Minnesota and some from New York. Nyttend (talk) 06:24, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Of course! And thank you! BTW, if you're doing this nationwide, you may be interested in the new Category:Orphaned articles about a place. It uses a new tag that not everyone's familiar with yet, so not all the place orphans are going in there just yet, but it may be worth your keeping an eye on. -- Avocado (talk) 13:23, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

[unindent] I've removed several kilobytes of community names. You may note that I've not removed any Maine communities, as Maine doesn't have any county templates (yet :-) Nyttend (talk) 14:10, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

I went through the unincorporated communities of Wisconsin and added navigation templates as needed- there were 134 of them. I watch the WikiProject Wisconsin of new articles that are coming up so I will keep my eyes out. As for the cities, towns, and villages of Wisconsin I am not sure of what has navigational templetes or not. Thanks-RFD (talk) 16:29, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
I went through the census designation places of Wisconsin 44 of them: they all had navigational templates. However, in several of the CDPs I had to do redo the WikiProject Wisconsin template in the talk pages because of some redirects. Is this a problem? Thanks-RFD (talk) 16:53, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
You guys rock! =) -- Avocado (talk) 23:44, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi! There were towns in Polk and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin that did not have navigational templates that I had added on. Also there were 3-4 existing Wisconsin town articles that were not on the templates that I was able to add on. When the list of Wisconsin local government-cities, villages, cities becomes available that are orphans becomes available, would you please make the list available at the WikiProject Wisconsin page? Thanks again-RFD (talk) 15:15, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Absolutely. I'll probably put in a bot request to run off a list.
Nyttend, would you find something similar to be useful for the rest of the states? -- Avocado (talk) 18:45, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I don't know what you're asking me to do, sorry. I have gone through the list that you gave me, and all communities are now linked. May I delete the page? Nyttend (talk) 22:02, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I just thought that list would be of interest to you. I hadn't had a chance to actually review it yet, so if they're all linked, please feel free to delete it. Thanks!
The other question was whether when we run a bot through the Orphaned Articles category to find orphaned Wisconsin articles for RFD, you'd be interested in our doing the same for other states for your use? -- Avocado (talk) 22:04, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I don't think I'd have time to work with all these communities yet. I'd like to continue placing county templates (only Maine, Montana, and four New Hampshire counties remain), and there are probably lots of such communities. I'd be fine with running a bot to do this, and I think it's a good idea (I'd like to participate in the future) to do now, so that we can see how much there is to do. By the way, about that page you showed me: I did find the list interesting, so I went through all of them; it was easy, since there were only sixty something pages linked. Nyttend (talk) 01:03, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
By the way, when you find Maine communities that aren't orphans, would you be willing (a) to leave them there, or (b) move them to their own section? It's helpful having these links, since some of these communities (even the non-orphans) aren't listed on the articles about their counties, and since Maine has no county templates yet. Nyttend (talk) 01:48, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
I won't leave non-orphans there, but I can try to collect the Maine ones somewhere. Thanks for all your help clearing those location articles from the list! -- Avocado (talk) 02:35, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

[unindent] By all means, yes, please. Bibb City is an exception: I've looked at it before, and it doesn't get a template because it's part of another city. Nyttend (talk) 22:42, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

By the way, I just noticed your Maine page; since you say it's for my use, do you mind if I modify it? Nyttend (talk) 13:07, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Looking at the long orphans page, I note that you had to rework the HI section at the top of the page because I merged it with H. Should I avoid merging little sections from now on? Nyttend (talk) 12:47, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
Nah, it's not a big deal. Just put that note there because I didn't want to shuffle around the entire table layout and didn't know how to merge table cells in wikisyntax instead. Let's leave no less than one list per letter, though. Thanks for all your help with that list! -- Avocado (talk) 14:55, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Winthrop, ME, etc.Edit

I'd advise just leaving a comment on his talk page: he's been around for two years, but all his edits (except two) have been made this month, so he's probably misunderstanding those templates — I myself don't view it as him just deleting templates, since the edits you showed me plainly demonstrate that he thinks he's deorphaning them. Nyttend (talk) 13:07, 29 June 2008 (UTC)


I've placed templates on all Maine communities that I can find, including all on the long orphans page that you've done so much on, and all that are on your page that you extracted for me. Since you said that you created that subpage for me, and since I have no more use for it, would you like me to delete it? Nyttend (talk) 13:09, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Like with other states, the Maine county templates are part of a separate project: it's not simply to help the Orphanage :-) but I'm glad that it can help a lot. I definitely don't think it's good for an article about a community to be forgotten! Thanks so much for your work with this orphans list, both for helping the county-template-placing process and in general. By the way, I've nominated the orphaned William Hetherington case for deletion; would you be willing to comment on it? Nyttend (talk) 15:59, 8 July 2008 (UTC)


Some articles are linked from List of New Testament uncials, and Categories of New Testament manuscripts, but this is another list, although looks like article. But article Codex 2427 is linked only from one list. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:22, 14 July 2008 (UTC) On fr-wiki and ru-wiki one link is enough (someone removed tag, not me). On pl-wiki orphans are not marked. It is also good an opportunity to read an articles, if the subject is interessting for me, and improve language. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:36, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Orphans, tooEdit

Yes, it was me! Thanks a lot for your welcome message, anonymous Avocado! Regards from Gustavo Sandoval Kingwergs in Mexico City. --correogsk (talk) 04:50, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you very much indeed for your help with and commitment to Tag & Assess 2008. May I please trouble you to comment at the post-drive workshop? Your feedback will help us to improve the next drive. Thanks in advance, --ROGER DAVIES talk 10:11, 1 August 2008 (UTC)


I thought I had replaced the stub tag with a more relevant one. My internet cuts out sometimes(thank you college internet access). It must not have saved my changes. Undead Warrior (talk) 21:37, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: de-orphaning Library of Congress listsEdit

I reverted those 5 edits. I'll put an exclusion in for pages starting with "Library of Congress Classification:". Are there other patterns also? -- JLaTondre (talk) 02:06, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Official Welcome :)Edit

Glad to see you're finally official! --Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 16:08, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Wisconsin townsEdit

Hi- I was wondering if you came across any more Wisconsin towns articles that need templates. I came across the town of Waupun article-Fond du lac County that needed one. Also some editor redirected an article about the town of Hartford in Washington County, Washington to the city of Hartford article same county. I had to ask an administrator to revert that change. The ongoing problem is that people want to merge Wisconsin town articles with the corresponding articles about Wisconsin villages-cities. The Wisconsin towns are separate municipalities along with the cities&towns. If there is any Wisconsin towns that needed templates please let myself know. This is also includes articles about Wisconsin cities-villages-unincorporated communities. Again my thanks-RFD (talk) 13:58, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks for your comment and help-RFD (talk) 15:38, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned pagesEdit

The reason why I removed to orphaned article template from the articles are listed below:-

  • Edinburgh Record PM - removed template because it can only have a link from the main Daily Record (Scotland) article page, as this paper is an off-shoot of the main Daily Record paper.
  • 3 mobile tv (UK) - removed it because it contains information only mentioned in the main 3 page.
  • Sleight Out of Hand (CSI: NY episode) - This article refers to an episode of CSI:NY, surely if this article is deemed to be orphaned, then why are most of the pages containing information about a single episode of a TV programme not classed as orphaned articles?

Please could you respond to my usertalk page regarding what happens to articles which only link to one or two pages due to the nature of the content on the page. -Dreamweaverjack (talk) 21:00, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Does this mean that the articles which can only ever have one linking article to them should ideally be merged in as a section on the bigger article which links to them (if possible), as is possibly the case of Edinburgh Record PM? -Dreamweaverjack (talk) 21:18, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

De-orphaning library of congress, continued--Edit

Hey. I was just reading up on the Library of Congress, saw the tag about deorphaning the classification pages (like Library of Congress Classification:Class Q -- Science), and logged in (I try not to...too addictive...) to remove the tag because I can't imagine that there would be any reason for anything in the entire universe except the other Library of Congress classification articles to link to it. This is a very, very specific-purpose article. If there are some new rules about deorphaning that I'm not familiar with (possible), could you let me know? Because I think otherwise labeling these is counterproductive in that they'll never be cleared. Thanks. (I asked User:JLaTondre first and he suggested I bring this up with you.) 18:47, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

On a BreakEdit

I'm going to be largely ignoring Wikipedia for a while, since I don't need the extra source of stress in my life. Please do not be offended if I do not repond to your comment immediately. -- Avocado (talk) 13:32, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Hope you come backEdit

Hey, we noticed you haven't been around en.wiki for awhile, so you've been moved to the WikiProject Orphanage Inactive list. We hope you'll come back, move your name back to the active list, and get back to de-orphaning real soon! Aervanath (talk) 18:42, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

While that was a canned message, I just wanted to let you know that I personally miss having you around and active on the project. I'm sorry Wikipedia was a source of stress in your life, and I hope your other sources of stress are taken care of soon so that you can come back and join us. You were a real credit to the project. Yours,--Aervanath (talk) 18:45, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

I've sort of taken over coordinator duties of the Orphanage since Aervanath's departure. I too hope to see you add your name back on the active list. -- œ 05:32, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

You are now a ReviewerEdit

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Wikify BarnstarEdit

  The Wikilink Barnstar
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RFK / TriboroughEdit

The RFK Bridge article was renamed Triborough Bridge. See Talk:Triborough Bridge#Proposal To Change Improper Article Title; Triborough Bridge Is Common-Use Name According to Wall Street Journal. for details. - Denimadept (talk) 15:34, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Fair enough. I won't argue. -- Avocado (talk) 18:38, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Honestly, I already tried. Then I found out that it wasn't worth arguing about after speaking with some NYC'ers. - Denimadept (talk) 18:46, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm a New Yorker, and I call it the Triborough, never the RFK, but I thought since that was the official name (including on road signs) it was what we should use. Wasn't aware there had been an official discussion on WP. -- Avocado (talk) 19:11, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Merger proposal at Bluffton Beavers footballEdit

Hi Avocado, I see you're not especially active these days, but I noticed you tagged Bluffton Beavers football with a merge request almost a year ago without starting a discussion section on the talk page to argue the proposal. Are you still interested in seeing that merge happen? I'm inclined to remove such stale tags, but I wanted to first see if you wanted to carry forth with that one. Also, if you're interested, I'm trying to forge a codified approach to stale merge tags at WT:Proposed mergers#Proposals without discussion. Thanks! I'm with the new WikiProject Merge, and settling this general issue would go a great way to helping us manage our massive backlog. Best, BDD (talk) 23:33, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

I don't particularly care about the merge, but it seemed logical. I probably encountered the article in a list of articles that needed wikifying, and thought it made more sense to merge than to stand alone in its current state. -- Avocado (talk) 14:08, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

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